• You've stumbled upon 'The Good Stuff.' Whether you're here to share in my adventures or just passing through, I'm glad you're here!

  • #InstaLife

    #HappyBirthday Jancz 💗 Just remember that "no one likes you when you're 23"... Love, Sissy
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#SpooGirls #sisters #tothemoonandback #sassysisters #theyearof26 #sisteract @janci_lamour #OnTheBlog #LinkInBio: There are few things more beautiful than a wheat harvest. There's a reason we sing "...for amber waves of grain."
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#wheatharvest17 #wheat #USWheat #ilovemyjob #amberwavesofgrain #mylifebelike #Kansas #homesweethome #agriculture #farm365 #Summer2017 #TheGoodStuffBlog #theyearof26 #canont5i #photography "Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness." -Thomas Jefferson
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...Happiness, yes, Tom was certainly right about that.
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#wheatharvest17 #wheat #USWheat #ilovemyjob #amberwavesofgrain #mylifebelike #Kansas #homesweethome #agriculture #farm365 #Summer2017 #theyearof26 #OnTheBlog #LinkInBio: Sharing my #TravelJournal from my work trip to #EstesPark a few weeks ago. My sweet mama also got to tag along and we made a mini vacay out it, complete with a great hike!
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#TheGoodStuffBlog #theyearof26 #hiking #Colorado #GemLake #PaulBunyansboot #latergram #canont5i #wanderlust #igotitfrommymama #gooutside The company alone was worth the two blisters I earned #billygoattrail #hiking #weekendvibes #mylifebelike #theyearof26 This is what slow, sweet summertime is made of 🍷☀️👫
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@smvwinery @sugarloafmountain #winery #chardonnay #drinklocal #theyearof26 #weekendvibes #mylifebelike #lazysaturday
  • My Favorite Words.

    'The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still' -Exodus 14:14

    "You've got to know your limitations. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren't too many limitations, if I did it my way." - Johnny Cash

    "Courage is the ladder that all virtues are mounted on." - Mr. R. Crosby Kemper, Jr.

    "It's your choice, Ace. People can live a hundred years without really living for a minute. You climb up here with me, it's one less minuteyou haven't lived." - Gilmore Girls

    "Faith, it does not make things easy, it makes them possible" - Luke 1:37

    "I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the lights that I have." -Abraham Lincoln

    "Writing is a struggle against silence." - Carlos Fuentes

    "At the end of the day faith is a funny thing. It turns up when you don't really expect it. It’s like one day you realize that the fairy tale may be slightly different than you dreamed. The castle, well, it may not be a castle. And it’s not so important happy ever after, just that its happy right now. See once in a while, once in a blue moon, people will surprise you, and once in a while people may even take your breath away." - Grey's Anatomy

    "Imperfection is beauty. Madness is genius. And it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. And when it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them." - Marilyn Monroe

    “It’s not that I believe everything happens for a reason. Some things are meant to be broken. Imperfect. Chaotic. It’s the universe’s way of providing contrast. There have to be a few holes in the road. It’s how life is." – Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

    "Opportunity knocks; that doesn't mean you have to knock the door off the hinges." - Sam Herringshaw

    "Grace doesn’t depend on suffering to exist, but where there is suffering you will find grace in many facets and colors." – William P. Young, The Shack

    ‎"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it." - Robin Williams

    "I think I'd miss you even if I'd never met you."-The Wedding Date

    "If you don't even believe in the possibility of magic, you'll never ever find it." - Castle

So There’s That: Vol. 4

{Sort of like  a “Friday Five” except it’s probably not Friday and I gave up on the idea of a catchy alliteration. This is my# postgradlife.}

1. 11 Days…

11 days until the family is back together! {And until my social media becomes increasingly, possibly obnoxiously purple again.} In the meantime I recommend checking out this article on the two young men vying for starting QB. It’s well written and just another reason why I’m proud to be a Wildcat!

2. Thankfulness
I was cleaning out/off my desk this week and finally decided it was time to file away all of my cards from graduation, but not until I read through them all again. Wow. I am one lucky kid.

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3.Celebrities
So…this post is turning out to be a bit mushy so I’m intervening with a bit of humor from some celebrities that put the words ‘respect, talent, hard work’ back into the Hollywood dictionary.

  • Ashton Kutcher’s Teen Choice Awards Speech
    Okay, still a bit more on the mushy side, but if you haven’t already seen this viral video, then be ready to have your faith in humanity restored, at least for the day.

  • Jason Sudeikis’s futbol commercial

4. Best Friends
My childhood best friend Richole is finishing up her last year at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and after spending the summer at home in Oregon she decided to chart her course driving back to pass through Manhattan to see me! After growing up together and both moving away for school, I’ve learned to cherish the small amount of time that we usually get together, but I am so proud of the beautiful person inside and out that she has become and am so lucky to still be able to call her my best friend! Thanks for stopping by to see me Chole!

5. Happy Birthday Mom!

It’s my sweet mama’s birthday today! Special days are always a bit harder to get through than the regular ones, but I am so thankful that in my coming into adulthood my mom and I have grown even closer than before. Basically she’s the bee’s knees. This picture is from her birthday a few year back, taken by the wonderful Shannon at fotonovella. It’s one of my favorites. Love you Mom!

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